William Straw

26 May 1840–3 April 1895 (Age 54)
Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Straw was born on 26 May 1840, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Straw, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Hartley, was 34. He married Mary Harrison on 13 February 1865, in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Burtonwood, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Hulme, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 3 April 1895, in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 54, and was buried in Winwick, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Straw
Mary Harrison
Marriage: 13 February 1865
William Straw
Samuel Straw
Charles Straw
Mary Straw
Thomas Straw
Anna Straw
Walter Straw

Spouse and Children

13 February 1865
Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 2

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 19

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Old English strēaw, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in straw, or a nickname for an exceptionally thin man or someone with straw-colored hair.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Straw, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Straw, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Straw in entry for Walter Straw and Elizabeth Ann Marriott, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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